Restorative Justice Volunteer

190000HP Requisition #
Grade: Volunteer
Salary: Volunteer
Closing Date: Friday 27th September 2019

About the role: 

Restorative Justice is a victim focused resolution to crime or non-crime. 

It brings the harmed and those responsible for the harm into communication, enabling everyone affected by the incident to repair the harm and agree a way forward. 

It provides the opportunity for the harmed, harmer(s) and other affected people to meet in a controlled environment led by a trained facilitator. 

It holds the harmer personally to account and allows them an opportunity to repair the harm. 

Why we need your help:

Restorative Justice are looking for volunteers to support the team to offer Restorative Practices and Interventions in the community. Volunteers will act as RJ facilitators to help assist in creating a resolution for a crime or non-crime.

We would like you to support The RJ Hub creating a safer community and supporting people to recover from harm. The team consists of, West Midlands Police, Remedi, Housing Providers and a range of multi-agency partnerships for onward support and specialist advice or information. 

Your skills and abilities will support the functioning and outcomes for people to find a positive way forward. For more information about the service you can visit



What we can offer you

While volunteering is unpaid, there are a number of benefits our volunteers gain from their time with us:

    • Be a part of our Policing family

    • Work within the Restorative Justice Hub and multi-agency approach 

    • Opportunities to develop and share you skills and expertise 

    • Gaining valuable work experience and new skills 

    • Be part of our promotion work and events 

    • Enjoyment in doing something you like while meeting new, like-minded people 

    • Contributing to the local community by helping in the work West of Midlands Police (WMP) - To align practice with RSQM Quality Standards
    • On-going training related to these roles Qualifications 

Role outline:            
  • To make contact with Victims and suspects to offer Restorative Justice (RJ) as a resolution to their incident
  • To visit victims and suspects to discuss the incident they were involved in
  • To assess victims and suspects for suitability to take part in any RJ intervention 
  • To co-ordinate, arrange and conduct Restorative Justice Interventions and Meetings 
  • To follow up any opportunities for engagement through referrals to other agencies
  • To ensure customer satisfaction is at the heart of their work
  • To be an ambassador for West Midlands Police and the WM Restorative Justice Service
  • To work with the West Midlands Restorative Justice Team and other stakeholders to help create a safe and secure environment for all those using our service  
  • To provide an outstanding victim led service at all times in line with the Restorative Justice Council 6 principles of RJ Essential information
Essential information: 
  • Applicants are considered on their merits and regarded equally
  • We will induct and train you to carry out the role
  • You will undergo Standard Level 2 vetting; please note a time scale cannot be given for how long this will take. This is required due to some of the sensitive information you may come across
  • Volunteers successfully recruited to the role are required to provide a reference from someone who has known you for at least 2 years in an educational, professional or supportive capacity.

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